Prince Salman stated that security on the Arabian Peninsula is an integrated system with
countries affecting each other, and expressed confidence that the relations between Saudi
Arabia and Yemen would always develop for the better, in spite of attempts by a few
individuals writing unfounded stories in certain Yemeni press. Prince Salman confirmed that
the leaderships of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Yemen were bound by
strong ties, and that relations between the two countries would remain fraternal, with mutual
love and cooperation predominating in the interest of both peoples. He remarked that border
issues between two countries should not be a factor disturbing their mutual relations, but
rather a factor of rapprochement and dialogue.
Turning to recruitment of Yemeni workers seeking jobs in the Kingdom, Prince Salman denied
any obstacle, saying: "We welcome them at any time and we believe the Yemenis understand
better than others how to co-exist with their brothers in the Kingdom". He praised Yemeni
workers in the Kingdom, saying that they are known to be reliable and honest and welcoming
Yemenis to come work in Saudi Arabia, since they are good at communicating with their
brother Saudis who have habits and traditions in common. He called on the mass media to be
more careful, sincere and objective in dealing with vital issues in order to avoid publishing
things that might disturb these fraternal relations.
Minister Al-Farsi said he was looking forward to visiting Yemen and discussing with Yemeni
officials issues which would enhance cooperation between the two countries, referring to
relations between them as distinguished. He told the Yemeni newspaper that the coming
period would witness even greater cooperation between the two countries in the field of
information, and particularly in the areas of training, exchange of news and media delegations,
and coordination for the benefit of relations between the two sisterly countries and
enhancement of Arab and Islamic issues.